Offices Closed but County to Host MLK Virtual Event on January 17

Posted January 13, 2021


Granville County Government Offices will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 18 at most locations.


Branches of the Granville County Library System will be closed from Saturday, January 15 through Monday, January 17. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 18. Visit the Granville County Library System website for more information about regular branch hours.


The Granville County Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Monday, January 17. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, January 18. Phone lines will be answered by Animal Management staff or 911 Emergency Communications when the shelter is closed to the public. Call 919-693-6749 to receive assistance for Animal Management needs.


911 Emergency Communications will be staffed 24 hours a day throughout the holiday. Dial 911 in the event of an emergency.


MLK Virtual Event

The Granville County Human Relations Commission will once again host a virtual event to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2022. The format will follow the 2021 virtual event model, which was moved to Spectrum Channel 17 and to the Granville County Facebook and YouTube channels due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Human Relations Commission chose to hold a virtual event again in 2022 due to the uncertainty of planning a large in-person event.
This year’s event will be made available on Monday, January 17 beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Spectrum Channel 17, Granville County’s local government access channel. The broadcast will re-run each hour for several weeks on Channel 17. The video will also premiere on the Granville County Facebook Page and the Granville County YouTube page at 7:00 a.m. and will be available for on-demand viewing thereafter. Be sure to follow and subscribe to Granville County’s Facebook and YouTube pages to have the video automatically appear in your feed once it is available. The video will also be posted on the Granville County website (
The program will include the middle school and high school winners of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest, some special musical performances, and appearances from numerous Human Relations Commission members filmed in locations across Granville County. The keynote speaker will be Rev. James Isaac of New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church.
Be sure to join us in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our talented Granville County students and citizens on January 17.
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